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Wilts and Berks Canal, Berkshire

Historical Description

Wilts and Berks Canal, a canal in Wiltshire and Berks, commencing in a junction with the Kennet and Avon Canal at Semington, and going north-eastward, past Melksham, Chippenham, Calne, Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Shrivenham, and Wantage, to the Thames at Abingdon. The North Wilts branch goes from Swindon to Cricklade, and there are short branches at Calne, Chippenham, Longcott, and Wantage. It was begun in 1801, and is now 69 miles long.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Berkshire papers online: